Dushaun Spruce was said to have made the change-of-address requests in October
A Chicago man who was said to have scammed UPS into delivering tubs of mail to his apartment is now being investigated for stashing close to $60,000 in business checks into his personal bank account.
Dushaun Spruce was said to have made the change-of-address requests in October so that mail from the company’s headquarters in Atlanta would go to his home in Chicago, Illinois. Charges have not been filed against him.
‘Um, I won’t – don’t answer that,’ Spruce told FOX32 when asked.
His mailman shared that Spruce was getting so much mail that he had to arrange for a mail tub outside his door.
‘I been having problems with my mail being delivered for months now, and I actually spoke with the mail person. He always acts like he doesn’t know what’s going on,’ Spruce added.
Included in the mailed items were letters to the CEO of UPS, businesses checks and five corporate credit card.
The change made mail that came from the company’s headquarters in Atlanta would go to his home in Chicago, Illinois
Back in January, Fifth Third Bank shared with postal inspectors that 10 checks that were made out to UPS – totaling more than $58,000 – had actually been put in Spruce’s account. UPS was notified soon after.
Spruce was said to have not identified himself when submitting address changes, instead first putting his initials before replacing them with ‘UPS,’ according to the court affidavit.
He is said to have submitted a few more forms with errors before having the packages sent to a seven-story, gated courtyard building.
Spruce launches his own billing business and is listed as having several jobs on his social media
Included in the mailed items were letters to the CEO of UPS, businesses checks and five corporate credit card
A spokesman for UPS sent a statement to the Chicago Tribune that said that mail that was to be for their employees had been ‘redirected by an unauthorized change of address by a third party.’
Spruce shared that a search warrant was carried out at his apartment in January.
The authorities were said to have taken mail, checkbooks and banking information.
The Postal Service had nearly 37 million change-of-address requests in 2017.
The form can be submitted in person or online but there is a warning on it that states that ‘anyone submitting false or inaccurate information’ can be subject to fines or imprisonment.
When the change is submitted, a validation letter is sent to both of the addresses in question. A toll free number is included for people to report anything worrisome.